MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks: Futures Higher As Fed Rate View Holds

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures pushed higher on Friday, ahead of one of the world's biggest initial public offerings ever, and as two major risk factors this week -- Scotland and ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks: Futures Higher As Fed Rate View Holds

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch MADRID (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures pushed higher on Friday, ahead of one of the world's biggest initial public offerings ever, and as two major risk factors this week -- Scotland and the Federal Open MarketCommittee ...

CURRENCIES: Pound Jumps As Scotland Set To Stay In The U.K.

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

By Michael Kitchen, MarketWatch LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- The British pound staged a solid rally early Friday, as projections show Scottish voters had decided to remain in the U.K. The pound (GBPUSD) surged as initial results from the voting began ...

China Loan Demand Declined in 3Q - PBOC Survey

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

BEIJING--Demand for new loans from China's businesses softened in the third quarter, suggesting that entrepreneurs remain pessimistic about growth in the world's second largest economy, a central bank survey showed on Friday. An index measuring bankers' assessment of loan demand ...

BOND REPORT: Treasury Yields Retreat Ahead Of Indicators

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

By William Watts, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. Treasurys gained ground, pulling down yields, as investors awaited U.S. leading economic indicators from the Conference Board and digested Scotland's rejection of an independence referendum. The yield on the 10-year U.S. ...

Eurozone's Account Surplus Widened Slightly in July

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

FRANKFURT--The eurozone's current account surplus widened slightly in July, continuing to signal some strength in the currency bloc's export economy, data from the European Central Bank showed Friday. The current account balance, a broad measure of an economy's international financial ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Retreat From Record Highs

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch)--U.S. stocks retreated from record highs on Friday, with falls in tech companies weighing on the Nasdaq Composite. Stocks were earlier supported by favorable outcomes in two 'risk events' this week. ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Rise; S&P 500, Dow Hit Records

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. stock market moved higher on Friday, sending the S&P; 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average to a fresh intraday record. Stocks were supported by favorable outcomes in ...

New York City Jobless Rate Falls to 7.3%

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

By Keiko Morris The unemployment rate in New York City fell to its lowest level in more than five years in August as the city added jobs in industries that usually pay healthy salaries, such as financial services and manufacturing. ...

China Loan Demand Declined in 3Q

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

BEIJING--Demand for new loans from China's businesses softened in the third quarter, suggesting that entrepreneurs remain pessimistic about growth in the world's second largest economy, a central bank survey showed on Friday. An index measuring bankers" assessment of loan demand ...

Japan Downgrades Assessment of Economy

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

TOKYO--Japan downgraded its overall assessment of the economy in September for the first time in five months, as poor summer weather weighed on consumption, raising further questions over the viability of pushing ahead with a second sales-tax increase after the ...

Eurozone's Current Account Surplus Widened Slightly in July

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

By Todd Buell FRANKFURT--The eurozone's current account surplus widened slightly in July, continuing to signal some strength in the currency bloc's export economy, data from the European Central Bank showed Friday. The current account balance, a broad measure of an ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks: Futures Higher As Fed Rate View Holds

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch MADRID (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures pushed higher on Friday, ahead of one of the world's biggest initial public offerings ever, and as two major risk factors this week -- Scotland and the Federal Open MarketCommittee ...

Reshuffle Russian Government, Says Former Finance Minister

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

By Andrey Ostroukh SOCHI, Russia--Russia can improve the climate for investing in the country but it will require a government reshuffle, former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said on Friday. Russia is on track to record its highest capital flight in ...

Brazil Mid-September IPCA Inflation Up 0.39% Versus 0.14% Rise in Mid-August

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

By Rogerio Jelmayer SAO PAULO--Brazilian consumer prices picked up through mid-September above economists' forecasts, mainly due to increases in food costs, providing no room for reductions in the benchmark interest rate in the near term. Brazil's mid-month consumer-price index, the ...

Canada Wholesale Sales Decline 0.3% in July

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

By Paul Vieira OTTAWA--Wholesale sales in Canada unexpectedly dropped in July on weak demand for agricultural supplies and food products, Statistics Canada said Friday. Month-over-month wholesale trade declined 0.3% to 52.89 billion Canadian dollars ($48.31billion), or a big miss based ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Rise; S&P 500, Dow Hit Records

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. stock market moved higher on Friday, sending the S&P; 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average to a fresh intraday record. Stocks were supported by favorable outcomes intwo ...

Moscow Considers Moves to Secure and Defend Internet in Russia

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

By Olga Razumovskaya And Paul Sonne MOSCOW--Russia's isolation in the wake of Western sanctions imposed over its intervention in Ukraine has reaffirmed the Kremlin's anxiety about U.S. control over the Internet. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday that Russia ...

Scotland Rejects Independence

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

EDINBURGH--Voters in Scotland rejected a heated bid for independence, providing a narrow escape for a British government that scrambled to dole out promises of new local powers for Edinburgh to head off the breakup of a 307-year-old union. Scottish First ...